Fergus Kavanagh

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Fergus Kavanagh
Glasgow 2014 - Hockey (16) Fergus Kavanagh.jpg
Kavanagh in 2014
Personal information
Born Dublin, Ireland
Residence Australia
Country Australia
Sport Field hockey
Event(s) Men's team

Fergus Kavanagh is an Australian field hockey player. He plays Western Australia in the Australian Hockey League. He is a member of the Australia men's national field hockey team, winning a bronze medal with the team at the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics.[1] He won a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.[2]


Kavanagh was born in Dublin, Ireland and moved to Western Australia when he was four.[2][3] He took up playing hockey in primary school[2] and attended Nagle Catholic College in Geraldton.[4]

Field hockey[edit]

Kavanagh represents Western Australia in national competitions. In 2010, he was a member of the Western Australian state team that competed in the Australian Hockey League. In a June 2010 game against the South Australian Southern Hotshots, he scored a goal.[5] He played in a June 2010 game for Western Australia against the NT Stingers that Western Australia won 4-1. He scored a goal in the game.[6] He played for the team in the first found of the 2011 season.[7]

Kavanagh is a member of the Australia men's national field hockey team. In January 2008, he was a member of the senior national team that competed at the Five Nations men's hockey tournament in South Africa.[8] He represented Australia at the 2008 Summer Olympics, playing in the Australia's 6-1 victory over Canada.[9] His team won a bronze medal at the 2008 Games.[10] New national team coach Ric Charlesworth named him, a returning member, alongside fourteen total new players who had few than 10 national team caps to the squad before in April 2009 in a bid to ready the team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[11] In 2009, he was a member of the national team during a five-game test series in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia against Malaysia.[12] He was a member of the 2009 Hockey Champions Trophy winning team, playing in the gold medal match against Germany that Australia won by a score of 5-3.[13] In 2010, he represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games, and played in the game against Pakistan during the group stage. He was the Kookaburras captain during the Games. The Pakistan match was his 100th international cap for Australia.[14][15] Australia won a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[16] In May 2011, he played in the Azlan Shah Cup for Australia. The Cup featured teams from Pakistan, Malaysia, India, South Korea, Britain and New Zealand.[17] In December 2011, he was named as one of twenty-eight players to be on the 2012 Summer Olympics Australian men's national training squad. This squad was narrowed in June 2012. He trained with the team from 18 January to mid-March in Perth, Western Australia.[18][19][20] In February during the training camp, he played in a four nations test series with the teams being the Kookaburras, Australia A Squad, the Netherlands and Argentina.[3]

He was named on the Australian Olympic team, which proceeded to win the bronze medal again.[1]


In October 2010, Kavanagh ran a hockey clinic in Hobart, Tasmania.[15]


  1. ^ a b "Fergus Kavanagh Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-11-12. 
  2. ^ a b c "Glasgow 2014 - Fergus Kavanagh Profile". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 2015-11-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Kookaburras begin their Olympic Games Campaign". Perth, Western Australia: Hockey Australia. 7 February 2012. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Notable Alumni". 
  5. ^ "scoreboard". Daily Telegraph. Sydney, Australia. 21 June 2010. p. 49. DTM_T-20100621-1-049-323313. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "scoreboard". Daily Telegraph. Sydney, Australia. 21 June 2010. p. 49. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Scoreboard". Daily Telegraph. Sydney, Australia. 13 June 2011. p. 55. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Bulletin Wire: Fresh faces for next Kookaburras tour". Bulletin Wire. Australia: Financial Times Information Limited — Asia Africa Intelligence Wire. 20 December 2007. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  9. ^ Hinds, Richard (12 August 2008). "Dwyer injury scare mars Kookas' romp — BEIJING 08 - DAY 4 - HOCKEY — Australia 6 Canada 1". The Age. Melbourne, Australia. p. 7. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Australia beats Netherlands for bronze". Associated Press Archive. 23 August 2008. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Carroll, Abbott in new-look Kookaburras". Northern Territory News. Darwin, Australia. 15 April 2009. p. 46. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  12. ^ AAP (2 October 2009). "Charlesworth welcomes son". The Australian. Australia. p. 37. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  13. ^ Guy Hand AAP (7 December 2009). "Epic fightback from Kookaburras secures perfect 10 - HOCKEY". Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney, Australia. p. 12. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  14. ^ Hanlon, Peter (10 October 2010). "Kookaburras sweat it out as Pakistan push champs — XIX COMMONWEALTH GAMES DAY 6 - HOCKEY". The Sun Herald. Sydney, Australia. p. 70. 20101010000032980349. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  15. ^ a b "Hockey heroes to run clinic". Hobart Mercury. Hobart, Australia. 19 October 2010. p. 48. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  16. ^ Craddock, Robert (15 October 2010). "That's gold, Eddie Ockenden grabs perfect prize as Indians crushed". Hobart Mercury. Australia. p. 64. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  17. ^ Singh, Ajitpal (26 April 2011). "New Straits Times (Malaysia): Aussies look powerful despite injury woes". New Straits Times. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  18. ^ AAP (14 December 2011). "Kookaburras name training squad for 2012 Olympic Games". Sydney: Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  19. ^ "FOR THE RECORD". The Australian. Sydney, Australia. 15 December 2011. p. 35. AUS_T-20111215-1-035-447690. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  20. ^ "SCOREBOARD". Daily Telegraph. Sydney, Australia. 15 December 2011. p. 116. DTM_T-20111215-1-116-447684. Retrieved 9 March 2012.